Motorola launches Moto X Maker customization service for all carriers

Motorola launches Moto X Maker customization service for all carriers

Summary: As we honor veterans in the US today, Motorola launched their Moto Maker service at their Texas facility for all major US wireless carriers.

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Motorola launched the Moto X a few months ago, see my review, with the Moto Maker customization service only available for AT&T customers. Today, they lifted this limitation and now Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers can customize their Moto X.

It's fitting that Motorola launched this custom service in the US today since the assembly of these devices takes place in Texas and today we honor and thank those who have served our country.

In addition to the exclusive Moto Maker option, other carrier versions in black and white were limited to just 16GB of internal storage. Since I wanted to maximize my storage, there was no option for me to purchase one until now.

Prices for the custom Moto X range from $99.99 (16GB) and $149.99 (32GB) with a 2-year contact and $499.99 (16GB) and $549.99 (32GB) with no contract.

I recently purchased a Nexus 5 and an iPhone 5s, but only want to keep one other new phone around since my HTC One isn't going anywhere. As I talked about on MoTR #309 the release of Moto Maker for the Moto X on T-Mobile may change my smartphone choice so now I have to evaluate my options.

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  • I heard the podcast

    Matt, and we both know you are going to keep the iphone 5s. It's okay really, the fan boys won't hate you... too much. I decided not to get a N5 as I don't see it as much of an upgrade over my N4 which will be getting kitkat. At least that's what google says but I haven't seen anything yet. I like that the Moto x price has dropped. $499 off contract is intriguing. I only use prepaid.
    2low_tech
  • I heard the podcast

    Matt, and we both know you are going to keep the iphone 5s. It's okay really, the fan boys won't hate you... too much. I decided not to get a N5 as I don't see it as much of an upgrade over my N4 which will be getting kitkat. At least that's what google says but I haven't seen anything yet. I like that the Moto x price has dropped. $499 off contract is intriguing. I only use prepaid.
    2low_tech
  • Awesome news!

    This is great as the Moto Maker is supposed to be one of the device's strong suits. They had promises of wooden backs and all these colors but it wasn't made available to most carriers. Now with this new availability along with new reduced pricing from $199 to $99 this should really help spice things up.

    In my opinion, this should do the best with second-tier regional carriers as they do not carry top-of-the-line devices so the Moto X wouldn't get overshadowed...
    Truffol
  • Moto Maker should not need to send my SSN to Verizon Wireless

    The Moto Maker website is asking for my social security number so it can identify me back to Verizon. This is stupid, unnecessary and just plain wrong. It should only identify me to Verizon through my Verizon Wireless account number. What makes it stupid is that when Verizon sent me to the Moto Maker website, they sent my account number (I could see it in the URL). So Motorola's stupid Moto Maker website has no need to ask for this information since Verizon already sent it to them. Even if they did need it, they should use my Verizon Wireless account number, not my SSN. I'll consider buying one of their phones, which are rather nice, when this website stupidity is fixed. No company should need anybody's SSN except the IRS, no excuses.
    SeanOg